ICRA's firm belief is that the best people to describe online content are the ones who created it. This is achieved through a freely available system for applying descriptive labels that can be read by a variety of software.
However, many people who may like to make use of those labels, such as parents, search engines and filter manufacturers, seek some assurance that the label can be trusted. On the other hand, content providers seek further motivation for adding the labels. ICRAchecked is designed to address both issues.
Labelling a site with ICRA is free, however, participation in ICRAchecked is subject to a small fee to cover the cost of administration and the infrastructure.
Step 1: ICRA reviews your label
Once you have labelled your site, and have checked that you receive a green light in the label tester, you are invited to register with ICRAchecked. A member of ICRA staff or a supervised volunteer will carry out a review according to a single criterion: can the label be trusted?
A fuller explanation of what ICRA checked does and does not mean is provided in the guide for reviewers (see link below).
Step 2: Your label is added to the online database
Sites that pass review will be added to a database that ICRA will make available in two ways:
- As a single database of all ICRAchecked sites
- Through an interface that allows the discovery of the status of an individual label.